309 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011, USA


(212) 256-7000(212) 256-7000

Dr. Paula Brignoni-Blume

OB-GYN

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna, American Republic Insurance Company, United Healthcare, Cigna, Emblem Health, Medicare, Memorial Hermann, Meritain Health, Moda Health, Multiplan, Oxford, POMCO, US Health Group

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Voro score

96% recommended

935 out of 970 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

4 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.9(966)

Approach

Dr. Paula Brignoni-Blume completed her undergraduate degree at Union College in New York. She then went on to a combined program for her Master’s degree in Public Health and Medical degree from St. George’s University. Dr.Brignoni-Blume completed her OBGYN residency at North Shore University Hospital. As a chief resident she was the recipient of the AAGL award for her laparoscopy skills. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her current practice focuses on Gynecology with special interests in vulvar vaginal disorders, birth control, menstrual disorders, family planning, abnormal pap smears & STD management. She is dedicated to taking the time to educate patients on all of their healthcare needs as well as making sure that her patients understand their symptoms, diagnosis and the proper steps to take towards optimal health. She ensures all her patients receive the most comprehensive care and is committed to furthering patient health and well being. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists, she is also on staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Biography

Educations

Union College, BS
St. George's University School of Medicine, MD

Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Trainings

North Shore University Hospital (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (970)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best gyno, great offices. She is gentle and direct!
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Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor and her services were satisfactory but the clinic itself is way unprofessional. For two years now they cannot settle my medical bill for simple annual exam that is covered at 100% by my insurance, to the point as forwarding it to collection agency! How absolutely unprofessional this is. I would never even consider going there again for this reason alone.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?So disappointed in the care I received from this practice. Dr. Blume is actually really sweet in person and the office was clean, bright, and welcoming on my visit. Unfortunately, after Dr. Blume wrote me a referral for my first mammogram and after receiving results from the imaging center resulting in follow up imaging, I was completely blown off by the doctor. I had a lot of questions having a family history of cancer so I tried calling multiple times and was always told by a nurse that the doctor only talks to patients through the online portal (after causing a bit of a fuss, she finally responded but it took over a week and two messages to get her attention - which is a long time when you have cancer fears running through your mind). All I wanted was someone to talk me through what was going on and what next steps I would need to take. Even after the imaging center urged me to get a biopsy on the abnormal tissue they found, I still received no call, email, or portal message from the doctor. Working with this office is like being on an assembly line, they just push you on to the next thing with little or no explanation or support along the way. I personally expect more from my medical professionals. If you're looking for a quick pap and a bc prescription, I'm sure this is a fine place to do it but if you're looking for a forever doctor who will support you and help you through life's more troubling parts - keep looking.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor Paula Brigoni-Blume is AMAZING. She is super educated and made me feel like I understood everything she was explaining. My previous OB-GYN did not have the same level of care and dedication that Dr. Blume does. She was very informative and made me feel comfortable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER :)
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt really comfortable.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Words can not explain how great Dr. Blume is!!!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The sweetest, most down to earth doctor I have ever met! Highly recommend
Sandra R.Sep 18
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr. Blume. She always makes me feel listened to and taken care of. I never feel rushed and I always leave feeling like she is there for me.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume is just the absolute best.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love her! So friendly, approachable and kind. I look forward to my annual with her. Which says a lot!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume was amazing!! When you go to a new gynecologist, they never really take the time to talk to you before they examine you. But Dr. Blume first takes you to her office, asks you a lot of questions and makes the experience so much better. I wish more doctors took the time to get to know their patients a bit. Will def come back to her!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brignoni-Blume has the best bedside manner I have ever encountered. I am lucky to have a doctor who is specific and respectful about the information needed and is super easy to talk to, never shaming or scolding the patient. Dr. Brigoni-Blume always talks through any uncomfortable procedure, even routine ones, such that nothing is a "surprise," which is pretty important in this field, in my opinion!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have never met a more friendly and approachable doctor. I will definitely be using her as my doctor and highly recommend Dr. Blume!
Nellie P.Aug 22
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very kind and understanding
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How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Dr. Paula was as wonderful as possible for a doctor visit! Filled out forms, waited maybe 2 minutes for a nurse and was immediately seen. Paula was extremely personable, easy to talk to and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr. Blume!! I've only seen her a couple times - don't really remember the first time, but this second time was what I want to comment on. There was no wait, she saw me right away, was super sweet, warm and seemed to actually care about what I had to say and my well-being, and answered all my questions.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Took some time to fill out all the paperwork but the doctor was quick, to the point, and easy to chat with
Amanda K.Jul 22
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super nice, attentive, efficient! Great experience
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Brignoni-Blume was very pleasant !
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume is so nice and fast! She actually makes an annual visit not miserable!
AnonymousJun 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Decided to book an appointment after reading all of the positive reviews about Dr. Blume - and it was a great decision. She's was personable, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I sometimes get anxious during doctor appointments, but I felt completely at ease.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wow! This was the best gynecology visit I’ve ever had. Dr. Brignoni-Blume put me at ease right away and the entire visit was so pleasant and productive.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very throughout, attentive, answered all my questions. Very easy to talk to! Loved my appointment!
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume is awesome! She was engaging, super knowledgeable, and really listened to my concerns. I went in for a sick visit but definitely found my new OBGYN.
Julia R.May 22
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?This was one of the worst experiences of my life. I was searching for a new doctor to follow up on an abnormal pap I had recently gotten. I get extremely anxious when seeing gynecologists, but all these positive review made me hope that Dr. Blume would be compassionate and take her time with me. Instead, Dr. Blume was condescending and would not address my concerns, instead fixating on my anxiety. In the end, she didn't even do any tests or anything except make me feel even worse.
Yixin L.May 15
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Have been seeing Dr Blume for two years now she’s amazing!!! Would recommend to anyone
Ashley D.May 13
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The sweetest, most easy going gyno ever. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding. Couldn’t recommend her more.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Was nervous about going to a new gyno but Dr. Blume made me feel SO comfortable and at ease. Would highly recommend!!
AnonymousApr 25
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing doctor! Listened to my concerns without rushing me. Very warm and extremely knowledgeable 10/10 would recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent bedside manner and very friendly and informative. Would definitely recommend her to my friends!!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?She’s fantastic!
Nicole A.Mar 28
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She’s the best ever and I love her.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume was the best OBGYN I’ve seen in the city. She was so nice and very knowledgeable.
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Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Paula is an exceptional physician who is passionate about her work and it shows. She entirely put me at ease and made me so comfortable. She was kind and patient and explained everything to me with no urgency!
Sarah S.Mar 13
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor is wonderful. Staff could have been better and properly prep for my visit.
AnonymousMar 12
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume is the best! She has the best bedside manner of any Gyno I've had and makes you feel super comfortable.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She’s awesome... she was my OB/GYN for my daughter and when she went to GYN only and left Westchester County... I followed her to NYC... she great!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Paula was amazing. As a first time patient, she made me feel very comfortable and easily approachable. She was thorough but quick in the actual procedure, but made sure all my questions and concerns were addressed.
Paula Y.Feb 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Going to a gynecologist for an exam is always fraught with anxiety. Dr. Brignoni-Blume was lovely and put me immediately at ease. Everyone wants their doctor to be knowledgeable, but to hope for someone also sensitive and compassionate is a real bonus. Some doctors have their eyes on a computer screen; Dr. Brignoni-Blume looked at me, listened to me, and connected with me. It was my first appointment with her; she'll be my doctor from now on. Paula Y.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The entire appointment was really great and professional from the minute I walked in the door. The receptionist was very friendly, I was taken back within 10 minutes and Dr Brignoni-Blume was hands down one of the nicest and most genuine doctors I’ve seen in a while. She took time to listen to my concerns, was very knowledgable and very professional. Would highly recommend.
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I have been searching for the right GYN for four years now and I'm pretty sure I finally found her! Dr. Blume was so helpful and made the appointment feel so comfortable for me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume is amazing. She is very energetic and warm. She took the time to explain various options and even answer questions I had about my friends' birth control. She went above and beyond in her role and was friendly as well - which is sometimes hard to find with a physician.
Billie K.Jan 29
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Blume was so lovely and made me feel so comfortable! I am so so happy to have found a doctor I feel like I can trust and who knows exactly what she's talking about. She goes into so much detail and really listens! Amazing!
Inessa M.Jan 25
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?She's awesome! I have honestly never felt so comfortable talking to a doctor before. She deserves every amazing review that's posted here :)
AnonymousJan 22
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great experience! Happy to have found a doctor I actually want to go back to. Thank you!!
Anna S.Jan 17
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Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I am so obsessed with Dr. Blume! She is the sweetest - doesn't try to dumb things down for you like other doctors I've seen in the city, and has a truly lovely demeanor and bedside manner.
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How was your experience with the doctor?She is the best OBGYN I've ever had. Super nice and friendly and makes you feel comfortable the entire time. Love love love her!